Sallie is passionate about farming, food systems and expanding access to fresh, nutritious food. For the past nine years she’s been immersed in operating an organic vegetable farm in Sequim, WA. Her engagement in agriculture began in 2007 and spanned all over the PNW, in California, Oregon and Washington. Through years of direct experience, Sallie viscerally understands the importance of building and developing local markets and diverse economic opportunities for local farms.
Sallie cares deeply about broadening access to local food and as the Farm to Food Bank Coordinator, she will put that care into concrete action. She feels resolutely that high quality, local, fresh foods are an offering for everyone to have access to. She is delighted for the opportunity to advance programs that are expanding fresh food access while simultaneously building economic opportunities for local farmers.
Sallie studied Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems at The Center for Agro-ecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
On a more personal note, Sallie just really adores vegetables, she loves to hike and spend time outside. If you want to talk favorite vegetable varieties or wax poetic on the merits of cauliflower, Sallie is your person!
She lives in Sequim, WA with her family and is happy to call the Olympic Peninsula home.